I grew up on movies, couldn't get enough. I'll be a movie junkie for the rest of my life, no question. Books came after, and then writing, my imagination spurred at a young age from the wonders of the silver screen, the small screen, and now the multitude of options available to us. Movies, books, and video games are my go to entertainment sources. And I almost always listen to music when I write, typically alternative or instrumental.
And what do I like? What inspires my stories? Movies and books.
I couldn't pick a favorite movie, there are just too many. Genre-wise I'm all over the map, but a preference toward action, science-fiction, and horror. Some movies I love, off the top of my head as I write this, are: Raiders of the Lost Ark, Alien, Aliens, The Matrix, The Shawshank Redemption, Guardians of the Galaxy, Edge of Tomorrow, Saving Private Ryan, Dark City, Apollo 13, Glory, End of Watch, Drive, Dredd, Serenity (and the Firefly series), The Dark Knight, Jaws, Seven, Minority Report, Inception, all the Harry Potter movies (and the books -- love them), The Thing (1982), and Tombstone (so many more).
Regarding the Harry Potter books: There doesn't seem to be a lot of men who get into these (that I know) but these stories take me away and I can re-read them again and again -- for me, they bring back the magic of childhood. Stephen King has several stories I enjoy, Robert R. McCammon, J.A. Konrath, Blake Crouch, Margaret Atwood, Dean Koontz, and there are many more, basically anyone who can tell an intriguing story that grabs me from the get go.
My hope is you'll enjoy my stories as much as I do when I create and nurture them. My goal is to take you, the reader, away on a trip, a journey, and hopefully one you care about as I do when I write.