My favourite books would be way too long a list. But just off the top of my head: Gormenghast by Mervyn Peake, The World according to Garp by John Irving, Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides, The Shipping News by Annie Proulx, Moab is my Washpot by Stephen Fry, Ronja the Robber’s Daughter by Astrid Lindgren, The Discovery of Heaven by Harry Mulisch, The Hobbit, The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman, Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins and The Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon.
Also of course the Moomin books, Abel’s Island by William Steig and Where the Wild Things Are.
Movies is an easier list: Brazil, Rushmore, Ghost World, The Adventures of the Baron Munchausen, Tideland, Beetlejuice, Spirited Away, The Night of the Hunter, As it is in Heaven, Black Cat White Cat, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Shining, Edward Scissorhands, Time Bandits, Princess Mononoke, Luna Papa, Departures, Drowning by Numbers, and I do suppose I should count Amelie in this list as well.
Comics: Ghost World, The Wrong Place by Brecht Evens, Hell Boy, Tin Tin, Persepolis, American Splendor, and then there are a few friends and contemporaries who never cease to amaze and inspire me like: Roman Muradov, Emily Carroll, Steve Wolfhard and Laura Park.
I feel like I’m coming up short here.