Movies: anything in an old renovated movie theater, especially if there is a balcony: Apocalypse Now, The Sweetest Thing, Baxter (The Dog Who Could Think,) Caddy Shack, Reqium For a Dream, Mad Max, Once Were Warriors, Waking Ned Devine, Taxi Driver, Hotel New Hampshire, Pi, Boondock Saints, Sean of the Dead, He's Just Not That Into You, Zombie Land, Stone, Repo Man, Blade Runner, etc. etc. etc.
Books: Pet Cemetery, Guns Germs and Steel, The Great Gatsby, The Old Man and the Sea, Riders to the Sea, True West, Balad of the Sad Cafe, Zodiac, Band of Brothers, Catcher in the Rye, The Illustrated Man, Slaughter House 5, 1984, Farenhieght 451, Catch 22, A Confederacy of Dunces, In the Shadow of Man, The Killer Angels.
Music: 80s, alternative rock, Ramones, blink 182, Social Distortion, The Mamas and the Papas, B52s, Aerosmith, GoGos, Black Sabath, Black Flag, Boston, King Missle, The Clash, Johny Cash, Foster the People, The Monkeys, X, DI, The Dickies, Fleetwood Mac, The Partridge Family, Dr Know, Tori Amos, Violent Femes, Joan Jet.