These are a few of my favorite things. Julie Andrews, The Sound of Music

The order of each list is roughly correct but imprecise…no way could I accurately stack rank a lot of these…I’ve easily seen 4,000+ movies and TV shows, so those are pretty long lists sorry not sorry 😂

Favorite Movies

  1. The Matrix (series)
  2. The Thirteenth Floor
  3. The Mandela Effect
  4. The Truman Show
  5. Hackers
  6. The Man from Earth
  7. Meet Joe Black
  8. Fight Club
  9. John Wick (series)
  10. Big Trouble in Little China
  11. The Goonies
  12. Willow
  13. Princess Bride
  14. Vanilla Sky
  15. Transcendence
  16. Spirited Away
  17. Howl’s Moving Castle
  18. The Last Starfighter
  19. Krull
  20. Free Guy
  21. Total Recall
  22. Sneakers
  23. The Neverending Story
  24. Coherence
  25. Peaceful Warrior
  26. The Shawshank Redemption
  27. Arlington Road
  28. The Old Guard
  29. Star Trek Trilogy (Chris Pine ones)
  30. Killer Klowns from Outer Space
  31. My Science Project
  32. Guardians of the Galaxy
  33. Kingsman: The Secret Service
  34. Wargames
  35. Man on Fire
  36. John Carter
  37. Interstellar
  38. Arrival
  39. The Adjustment Bureau
  40. Rambo (series, except Last Blood which sucked)
  41. The Avengers (series)
  42. Brainscan
  43. Doctor Strange
  44. Roadhouse
  45. Ladyhawke
  46. Toy Soldiers
  47. The Manhattan Project
  48. Tron: Legacy
  49. Deadpool
  50. Thor (series)
  51. Contact
  52. Alice in Wonderland (Tim Burton, especially on 3D Blu Ray)
  53. Iron Man (just the first one, the second one was so-so and the third sucked)
  54. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Johnny Depp version)
  55. Avatar
  56. Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr. version)
  57. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
  58. The Hobbit Trilogy
  59. Resident Evil
  60. Independence Day
  61. Casino Royale (Daniel Craig version)
  62. The Dark Knight
  63. Black Panther
  64. Mortal Kombat
  65. Pirates of the Caribbean
  66. Batman Begins
  67. The Prestige
  68. The Greatest Showman
  69. Alien (series)
  70. Predator (series)
  71. Bourne (series)
  72. American History X
  73. Rounders
  74. Heat
  75. Hitman (2015)
  76. Blade Runner (series)
  77. Joker
  78. Law Abiding Citizen
  79. Star Wars (series, but especially Return of the Jedi)
  80. Leon: The Professional (International version)
  81. Limitless
  82. Boondock Saints (series)
  83. Good Will Hunting
  84. The Dead Poet’s Society
  85. School of Rock
  86. Lake Placid
  87. The Accountant
  88. Pay it Forward
  89. The Crow
  90. Bloodsport
  91. Kickboxer
  92. Wall-E
  93. Short Circuit (series)
  94. Ghostbusters (series)
  95. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (series)
  96. Back to the Future (series)
  97. Taken (series)
  98. K-PAX
  99. Bicentennial Man
  100. Real Genius
  101. Harry Potter (series)
  102. 300
  103. The Incredibles
  104. Wonder Woman
  105. Hocus Pocus
  106. The Last Samurai
  107. Bridge to Terabithia
  108. Big Hero 6
  109. Cobra
  110. The Count of Monte Cristo
  111. Baby Driver
  112. Constantine
  113. Die Hard (series)
  114. Finding Neverland
  115. Stardust
  116. Kubo and the Two Strings
  117. Pan’s Labyrinth
  118. The Patriot
  119. Indiana Jones (series)
  120. Thank You for Smoking
  121. V for Vendetta
  122. Starship Troopers
  123. The Silence of the Lambs
  124. Idle Hands
  125. The Wraith
  126. The Last Unicorn
  127. The Edge
  128. The Craft
  129. Big
  130. Cube
  131. Silent Hill
  132. The Count of Monte Cristo
  133. Jurassic Park
  134. Terminator 2: Judgement Day
  135. The Usual Suspects
  136. Mallrats
  137. James Bond (series)
  138. Flight of the Navigator
  139. The Book of Life
  140. The Nightmare Before Christmas
  141. Howard the Duck
  142. Explorers
  143. Dorian Gray
  144. Army of Darkness
  145. The Ninth Gate
  146. Friday the 13th (series)
  147. Nightmare on Elm Street (series)
  148. Solomon Kane
  149. Gladiator
  150. The Game
  151. Falling Down
  152. Final Destination
  153. Halloween (Rob Zombie ones)
  154. With Honors
  155. What About Bob
  156. Edge of Tomorrow
  157. Sing
  158. In Time
  159. Groundhog Day
  160. Election
  161. Office Space
  162. Inception
  163. Conan (series)
  164. American Beauty
  165. Casanova
  166. Billy Elliot
  167. The Day After Tomorrow
  168. Prince of Persia
  169. Enemy of the State
  170. Blade
  171. Legend
  172. Avatar
  173. The Great Gatsby
  174. Repo Men
  175. The Fifth Element
  176. The Island
  177. Dark City
  178. Lucy
  179. The 13th Warrior
  180. Warlock
  181. Mr. Brooks
  182. Se7en
  183. The Italian Job
  184. Point Break (original)
  185. Lost Boys
  186. Into the Blue
  187. Fool’s Gold
  188. Olympus Has Fallen (series)
  189. Waterworld
  190. Spawn
  191. The Covenant
  192. Collateral Beauty
  193. Accepted
  194. Mad Max: Fury Road
  195. Young Sherlock Holmes
  196. Man of Steel
  197. Weird Science
  198. Zack Snyder’s Justice League
  199. Best of the Best
  200. Pitch Black
  201. Chronicles of Riddick
  202. Ronin
  203. The Mummy (series)
  204. The Expendables (series)
  205. Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story
  206. Meet The Robinsons
  207. The Iron Giant
  208. Jumanji (series)
  209. Brewster’s Millions
  210. The Golden Child
  211. Lethal Weapon (series)
  212. Mission Impossible (series)
  213. Beverly Hills Cop (series)
  214. Kiss of the Dragon
  215. Romeo Must Die
  216. Ong Bak: Thai Warrior
  217. Ip Man series
  218. Godzilla (1998)
  219. King Kong (2005)
  220. Whiplash
  221. Braveheart
  222. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
  223. The Postman
  224. The Wolf of Wall Street
  225. Inside Out
  226. Soul
  227. How to Train Your Dragon (series)
  228. Catch Me If You Can
  229. Zootopia
  230. The Martian
  231. Ravenous
  232. Sin City
  233. Jaws
  234. The Last of the Mohicans
  235. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
  236. Thirteen Ghosts
  237. The Haunting
  238. The House on Haunted Hill
  239. Shrek
  240. Edward Scissorhands
  241. Tombstone
  242. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  243. The Breakfast Club
  244. ET the Extra Terrestrial
  245. Wreck-It Ralph
  246. Toy Story (series)
  247. Ex Machina
  248. The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)
  249. Knowing
  250. Moana (A++ catchy soundtrack)
  251. Inside Man
  252. Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Favorite TV Shows

  1. Sword Art Online
  2. Rick and Morty
  3. Ted Lasso
  4. Solar Opposites
  5. The Legend of Vox Machina
  6. Reacher
  7. Stranger Things
  8. Death Note
  9. Billions
  10. Ballers
  11. Banshee
  12. Undone
  13. Invincible
  14. Castlevania
  15. Foundation
  16. The Boys
  17. Cosmos (NDT versions)
  18. Black Mirror
  19. Warrior
  20. Westworld
  21. The Unit
  22. Game of Thrones (except that last season, gag)
  23. Hannibal
  24. Daredevil
  25. The Punisher
  26. Vikings
  27. Cobra Kai
  28. DEVS
  29. Upload
  30. Sherlock (miniseries)
  31. Second Chance
  32. DUNE (miniseries)
  33. Person of Interest
  34. White Collar
  35. Project Blue Book
  36. The Blacklist
  37. Silicon Valley
  38. Touch
  39. Numb3rs
  40. South Park
  41. Lie to Me
  42. Suits
  43. Breaking Bad
  44. The Mentalist
  45. Dark Angel (Jessica Alba one)
  46. Fringe
  47. The Umbrella Academy
  48. The Pretender
  49. Shark Tank
  50. Dragon’s Den
  51. Rome
  52. Spartacus
  53. Locke & Key
  54. Bones
  55. Top Gear UK
  56. Iron Chef
  57. Sliders
  58. Castle
  59. Da Vinci’s Demons
  60. Gilmore Girls
  61. Everwood
  62. Chance
  63. The Orville
  64. Picard
  65. Eureka
  66. House
  67. The Shield
  68. The Dragon Prince
  69. Supernatural
  70. Smallville
  71. Stargate SG1
  72. Stargate Atlantis
  73. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
  74. The Witcher
  75. Family Guy
  76. The Simpson’s
  77. Young Justice
  78. Teen Titans
  79. Clarice
  80. Heroes (only the first 2 seasons)
  81. 24 (only the first 2 seasons)
  82. Prison Break (first season only)
  83. MacGyver (original)
  84. X-Men: The Animated Series
  85. DuckTales
  86. The X-Files
  87. Inspector Gadget
  88. The Super Mario Brother’s Super Show
  89. The Legend of Zelda
  90. Pinky and the Brain
  91. The Real Ghostbusters
  92. Batman Beyond
  93. The Batman
  94. Batman: The Animated Series
  95. Superman: The Animated Series
  96. Justice League
  97. The Magicians
  98. G.I. Joe (80’s)
  99. He-man and the Masters of the Universe (80’s)
  100. James Bond Jr.
  101. Adventures of the Gummi Bears
  102. Gargoyles
  103. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  104. Biohackers
  105. Highlander: The Series
  106. Renegade

Favorite Music

  1. Anything Synthwave or 8-bit/Chiptune
  2. Scandroid
  3. Skrillex
  4. Wolcensmen
  5. CPY6
  6. M83
  7. Unicorn Kid
  8. Shirobon
  9. Killigrew
  10. Maxthor
  11. The Doors
  12. LukHash
  13. Woodkid
  14. Com Truise
  15. Turbo Knight
  16. Ramin Djawadi
  17. Dynatron
  18. Dan Terminus
  19. Soul Asylum
  20. Tangerine Dream
  21. PDF Format
  22. La Roux
  23. Metric
  24. Lifeformed
  25. Calvin Harris
  26. Deadmau5
  27. Anamanaguchi
  28. Duran Duran
  29. The Goo Goo Dolls
  30. Owl City
  31. Enya
  32. Loreena McKennitt
  33. Daft Punk
  34. Vampire Weekend
  35. Brandi Carlile
  36. Joshua Radin
  37. Breaking Benjamin
  38. Everclear
  39. REM
  40. Hootie and the Blowfish
  41. Journey
  42. The Weepies
  43. The Format
  44. Jump Little Children
  45. Bare Naked Ladies
  46. Most Soundtracks (James Horner, John Williams, Hans Zimmer especially)
  47. Certain Musicals (Wicked, Sweeney Todd, Les Misérables)
  48. Classical Music of Any Variety (Vivaldi, Holst, Bach, etc.)
  49. Almost no Rap, Hip Hop or R&B of ANY Kind – nails on a chalk board to me
  50. Almost no country music, with very few exceptions

Favorite Books (Fiction)

  1. The Kingkiller Chronicle Series by Patrick Rothfuss
  2. The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
  3. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  4. The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix Harrow
  5. The Secret Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab
  6. Anything written by Brandon Sanderson
  7. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
  8. Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan
  9. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
  10. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  11. Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames
  12. Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir
  13. Shannara series by Terry Brooks
  14. Anything written by Brandon Mull
  15. Peter and the Starcatchers series by Ridley Pearson and Dave Barry
  16. Demon Cycle series by Peter V. Brett
  17. Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Mass
  18. The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer (guilty pleasure)
  19. The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins
  20. The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series by Michael Scott
  21. The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare
  22. The Bartimaeus series by Jonathan Stroud
  23. Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
  24. The Looking Glass Wars Trilogy by Frank Beddor
  25. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
  26. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  27. The Chronicles of Narnia series by C.S. Lewis
  28. A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin
  29. Adventurer’s Wanted series by M.L. Foreman
  30. Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan
  31. Batman: No Man’s Land by Greg Rucka
  32. The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini
  33. Otherland Series by Tad Williams
  34. The Ninja series by Eric Van Lustbader
  35. Rogue Warrior series by Richard Marcinko
  36. The Adept series by Katherine Kurtz
  37. Gentleman Bastards series by Scott Lynch
  38. The Lorien Legacies by Pittacus Lore
  39. Anything written by John Flanagan (Ranger’s Apprentice, Brotherband Chronicles)
  40. Heir Chronicles by Cinda Williams Chima
  41. Iron Druid series by Kevin Hearne
  42. Riyria series by Michael J. Sullivan
  43. Murderbot series by Martha Wells
  44. Necroscope series by Brian Lumley
  45. The Grandmaster series by Warren Murphy and Molly Cochran
  46. Night Angel series by Brent Weeks
  47. Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind
  48. Hannibal Lecter series by Thomas Harris
  49. Primal Fear/Aaron Stampler series by William Diehl
  50. Anything written by Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Dan Brown, Tom Clancy, Robert Ludlum or Clive Cussler

Favorite Books (Non-Fiction)

  1. The 4-Hour Workweek
  2. Seeking Wisdom
  3. Spiritual Enlightenment: The Damndest Thing – This book completely shifted the way I view reality. There’s no unseeing this. It’s like Morpheus pulling Neo out of The Matrix, world-changing red pill shit. You’ve been warned. If you enjoy this book, I’ve loved everything Jed McKenna has written.
  4. Awareness
  5. The Science of Storytelling
  6. Reality+
  7. Finite and Infinite Games
  8. The Courage to Be Disliked
  9. The Simulation Hypothesis
  10. Prometheus Rising
  11. More Than Allegory (Part 3 especially)
  12. The Power of Now
  13. Direct Truth
  14. The Beginning of Infinity
  15. The Ape that Understood the Universe
  16. How to Change Your Mind
  17. The Doors of Perception
  18. God’s Debris
  19. The Oversoul Seven Trilogy
  20. The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are
  21. How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big
  22. Atomic Habits
  23. The Laws of Human Nature
  24. Poor Charlie’s Almanack
  25. Waking Up
  26. The Incerto Series by Taleb
  27. Life 3.0
  28. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
  29. 12 Rules for Life
  30. Win Bigly
  31. Anything You Want
  32. Principles
  33. Rework
  34. It Doesn’t Have To Be Crazy At Work
  35. Choose Yourself
  36. The Art of Learning
  37. The Magic of Thinking Big
  38. Influence
  39. Pre-Suasion
  40. The Happiness of Pursuit
  41. Creativity, Inc.
  42. The Art of Thinking Clearly
  43. The Wisdom of Psychopaths
  44. Satisfaction: The Science of Finding True Fulfillment
  45. Everything is Bullshit
  46. Without Their Permission
  47. The 48 Laws of Power
  48. The Obstacle is the Way
  49. Think Like a Freak
  50. Blink
  51. The Tipping Point
  52. Outliers
  53. Thinking, Fast and Slow
  54. Freakonomics
  55. Super Freakonomics
  56. The Power of Habit
  57. Brain Rules
  58. Sway
  59. Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes
  60. The Hard Thing About Hard Things
  61. Zero to One
  62. Fooling Houdini
  63. Linchpin
  64. Delivering Happiness
  65. The Art of Deception
  66. Trust Me, I’m Lying
  67. What Every Body is Saying

Favorite Foods

  1. Steak, especially a nice Kobe or Ohmi beef filet mignon (medium to medium-well)
  2. Sushi/Sushi Bowls (chicken, crab, shrimp, lobster, or eel…I really dislike fish, squid, and octopus)
  3. Xuxo de Crema
  4. Sheqerpare (delicious Albanian dessert)
  5. Baklava
  6. Apple Milopita
  7. Kolaches (Texas style, sweet and savory)
  8. Pasteis de Nata
  9. Malasadas
  10. Pizza (thick, thin, you name it, especially a nice pear gorgonzola)
  11. Bacon and Eggs
  12. Avocado Toast
  13. Pancakes w/ Real Maple Syrup (especially pumpkin spice pancakes with mascarpone)
  14. Croque Monsieur
  15. Creme Brulee
  16. Cinnamon Rolls
  17. Risotto
  18. Cheese (I love exotic cheeses, especially aged cheddars and goudas and blues)
  19. BBQ of any variety
  20. Tamales
  21. Tacos al Pastor
  22. Vaca Frita w/ Cuban Rice and Maduros
  23. Chicken Katsu Curry
  24. Sweet Potato Fries
  25. Coconut Khorma
  26. Butter Chicken
  27. Chicken Tikka Masala
  28. Kheer
  29. Kashmiri Naan
  30. Hashweh
  31. Makanek
  32. Pad Thai
  33. Pumpkin Curry
  34. Chicken Satay
  35. Sesame Chicken
  36. Orange Chicken
  37. Pork Fried Rice
  38. Dim Sum (especially Xiao Long Bao)
  39. Five Spice Crispy Duck Buns w/ Plum Sauce
  40. Hungarian Goulash
  41. Kurtos Kalacs
  42. Cronuts (especially filled and flavored ones like these)
  43. Pistachio Gelato
  44. French Bread w/ Salted Butter and Citrus Honey
  45. Cheesecake
  46. Pie (of almost any kind, but especially apple, strawberry, pumpkin, pecan, and sweet potato)
  47. Chicken Fried Steak w/ Sausage Gravy
  48. Thanksgiving Stuffing
  49. Turkey Legs

Favorite Video Games

  1. Elden Ring
  2. Fortnite
  3. Apex Legends (Xbox)
  4. PUBG/Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds (Xbox, iOS)
  5. Splitgate (Xbox)
  6. Fallout 3 (Xbox)
  7. Fallout: New Vegas (Xbox)
  8. Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim (Xbox, PC, Switch)
  9. Dishonored series (Xbox)
  10. Thief 1 & 2 (PC)
  11. American McGee’s Alice series (PC, Xbox)
  12. Doom series (PC, Xbox)
  13. Wolfenstein series (PC, Xbox)
  14. Super Mario Bros. 1-3 (NES)
  15. Cuphead (Switch, Xbox)
  16. Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch)
  17. Super Mario Odyssey (Switch)
  18. Shovel Knight (Switch)
  19. Super Mario 64 (N64)
  20. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (SNES)
  21. BioShock series (Xbox)
  22. Portal and Portal 2 (Xbox)
  23. Mortal Kombat series (SNES, PC, Xbox)
  24. Evoland (iOS)
  25. Goblin Sword (Switch)
  26. Kingdom New Lands (Switch)
  27. Stranger Things: The Game (iOS)
  28. Rolling Sky (iOS)
  29. Myst series (PC)
  30. Hexen & Heretic (PC)
  31. Terraria (iOS, Switch, Xbox)
  32. Halo series (Xbox)
  33. Gran Tourismo Series (PS2/PS3)
  34. F.E.A.R. (Xbox, only the 1st one, 2 & 3 suck)
  35. The Need for Speed (PC)
  36. Burnout series (Xbox)
  37. Half-Life series (PC, Xbox)
  38. Assassins Creed (Xbox)
  39. Gears of War series (Xbox)
  40. Clive Barker’s Undying (PC)
  41. Conker’s Bad Fur Day/Conker Live and Reloaded (N64, Xbox)
  42. Goldeneye (N64)
  43. Just Cause 1 & 2 (Xbox)
  44. Tomb Raider series (Xbox)
  45. Kings Quest 6 & 7 (PC)
  46. Shannara (PC)
  47. The Incredible Machine (PC)
  48. Blood (PC)
  49. Bully (PC)
  50. Daikatana (PC)
  51. Deus Ex series (PC)
  52. Far Cry series (Xbox)
  53. Vampire: The Masquerade series (PC)
  54. 12 Minutes (Xbox)

Favorite Hobbies

  1. Traveling/Exploring new places
  2. Playing video games
  3. Watching movies and TV shows
  4. Reading
  5. Thinking
  6. Writing/Blogging
  7. Swimming
  8. Going for walks outdoors, especially near beaches, lakes, or rivers
  9. Cooking/Eating
  10. Studying & Debating (pretty much anything, but philosophy and the nature of reality in particular are my jam)
  11. Shooting Guns (target, skeet, hunting, whatevs)