Movies - All time favorite is The Truman Show. Most the rest is pretty obvious action, sci-fi, and thrillers (Inception, Star Wars, Memento, etc.)
Shows - Breaking Bad, Walking Dead, Mad Men, The Killing, Homeland, Dexter, Community, Archer
Music - Modest Mouse (especially 90s output), Radiohead, Pavement, Daft Punk, Justice, Queens of the Stone Age, The National, Arcade Fire, Wolf Parade, Postal Service, Flaming Lips, Hot Chip, Crystal Castles, Neon Indian, Das Racist, Flying Lotus, Dan Deacon, Tame Impala, Outkast, Toro y Moi, Ratatat, SBTRKT, Cults, Black Moth Super Rainbow, I could on but you probably get the idea.
Food - Saganaki
What about music people find enjoyable or can connect to and how tastes dependent on this change between cultures and over time. I was a radio dj all through college and I really like keeping up to date with popular and independent music to see what people get really into and how that changes over time.