I think you can build a bit of a picture of someone by knowing their favorite movies, tv shows, or books.
Here is a list of my favs.
The Way Martin Sheen, Emilio Estevez
The Passion Mel Gibson
Silver Linings Playbook
The Mighty Wind, also Best in Show, great ensemble cast and director
Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Midnight in Paris
Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
The Thin Man, the whole series with Nick and Nora Charles and dog
Bringing Up Baby
Never Ending Story
Master and Commander
Lincoln starring Daniel Day-Lewis
and thanks to Laurie's comment, I am adding Christmas Story (the young boy wanted a Red Rider rifle). I also add The King's Speech.