lots of documentaries. also This is England, American History X, Amelie, ghost world, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Shining, any Studio Ghibli.
great gatsby, catcher in the rye, christopher hitchens, chomsky. I read 'Down and Out in Paris and London' by george orwell to remind myself that being a poor student isn't really as bad as things could be.
Breaking Bad, Peep Show, fresh meat, Black Books, Charlie Brooker, Chris Morris, Armando Iannucci. watching paxman devour politicians on newsnight.