True Stories are those based (sometimes loosely!) on fact. They cover topics as diverse as drug addiction, poverty, political unrest, the corruption of power, alcoholism, class divisions, sexual inequality, mental illness and other human struggles. Meet some of history's most intriguing characters, find out what it's really like to climb a mountain or paint a masterpiece. Truly, the True Story is one of cinema's most engaging and enthralling genres. Bio-pics feature in this section and are also gathered together separately under the 'Biography' sublink left. Pictured: Inside the Las Vegas mob, Scorsese's unromantic 'Goodfellas'
On September 5, 1972 the world was shocked as TV reporters' attention turned from the Olympic games to a politically-motivated hostage situation. A gr... Read more
This riveting film captures the meteoric real-life exploits of Tony Wilson (great performance by Steve Coogan), a savvy Manchester-based TV impresario... Read more