Here's a few:
Books: Grapes of Wrath, Blood Meridian, How Soon is Never,
Unbearable Lightness of Being, Philosophy and Bruce Springsteen. I
used to work in a bookstore for 3 years. This list is long.
Movies: Sunshine, Breathless, Rushmore, Jurassic Park, Like Crazy,
Casablanca, Shame...lots more. I also have a thing for tough-guy,
blue collar, inspirational, tear-jerkers (ie Rocky, Warrior, 8
Mile)...such a dude.
Music: Bruce, Frightened Rabbit, The Replacements, Gaslight Anthem,
Hold Steady, Public Enemy, Sam Cooke, Tallest Man on Earth...lots
TV: Justified, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, The Wire, Kids in the Hall,
Parks and Rec, The Inbetweeners (UK version), early Simpsons...and
probably lots more of these too.
Anything sad and beautiful...even food.