When it comes to movies, I am more of a case by case kind of person. I love clever comedies. I like dramas, and there is nothing like a good documentary. I do not really have a favorite film, but some of the films I like include The Spanish Apartment, The Lives of Others, Lawrence of Arabia, Hot Fuzz, Keeping The Faith.
I am currently watching/recently watched (and liked): The Newsroom, How I Met Your Mother, House of Cards, Luther. I still believe this to day that The Wire is the greatest show to have ever been on TV.
When it comes to books, I tend to like non-fiction. Think history, biography, economics. I know that these may not be the most popular genres of books, but they work for me.