I am drawn to movies with an excellent script - more than genre - and there also has to be fantastic acting. Some of my more recent favorites have been Silver Linings Playbook, 12 Years a Slave (1box of tissue per eye), The Butler, (so freakin good!!), Argo, Midnight in Paris, Black Swan, The Lord of the Rings, etc, etc.
I also must admit that my music taste is a bit old fashioned. I would take Bing Crosby over Britney Spears or The Beatles rather than Back Street Boys ANY day! Of course I love "classical" music, opera, musical theatre, ballet, and just about any music with a date of 1920 to 1979. I have an old soul....what can I say?
As far as books, I LOVE to read: for fun, for my spirit, to learn. I am currently reading The Shining and Full Catastrophe Living. I also have to say that I never expected to fall in love with fantasy, but after reading Lord of the Rings, someone suggested that I read the Wheel of Time. I LOVED it, and that led me to Game of Thrones. I have realized good writing and/or great characters and/or great stories transcend genre.
2. My independence
4. Meditation and yoga
5. Oxygen (hehehe)
****these are not in any particular order****