The objective is more important: to come across people in submission to our social need... learn a little, share a little, make some happy memories and stay ignorant of the quirks that lie beneath the surface waiting to steal our sunshine.
Movies: most of Martin Scorsese and Christopher Nolan films, fantasy, comedy or dark comedy like American Beauty, animated stuff etc.
Shows: sitcoms like Seinfeld, Big Bang Theory...but not too fond of the idiot-box.
Music: Pink Floyd, Dire Straits, Radiohead, various Brit-rock etc.
instrumental rock like Joe Satriani et al; can't leave out my own brand of progressive psychedelic stuff that i compose for myself, some North Indian classical, little bit of Western Classical, world music, some 80s/90s pop/electronic stuff, etc. it really boils down to the song, not the performer/band.
Food: anything that's not too difficult to eat, and not too loud in terms of flavors.