Some stories are grandiose and inspire goodness while others are developed for entertainment purposes. My spiritual discipline of listening to various pastors and instructors has now become a pleasure and their speeches often include some type of example or "story."
What we may be unconsciously looking for, more than anything, is relatability when watching, reading, or listening. When that chord is struck we are instantly jolted with a memory of a face, a regret, a dream, or we might take a glance to our right or left to smile with someone who has accompanied us on this journey.
The more I live, the more story I come to relate to. I have even taken this one step further to try my hand at creating some scenarious out of pure imagination, something I rarely dabble with but feel, now, matured enough with real life to make some fiction.