Beowulf's activities and interests include fighting monsters, dragons, and Grendel because he was supposed to be an ideal warrior hero. They also included helping people. He was used to represent bravery and loyalty, which early Christians wanted to teach.
One of Beowulf's favorite TV shows is 24. He enjoys it because he relates to the character of Jack Bauer. They both are considered heroes for their bravery and for risking themselves to help others. He also enjoys Lost because of the "monster" and the brave qualities he shares with one of the main characters, Jack Shephard. He also relates to the brave qualities of Hugh Laurie's title character on House.
Some of Beowulf's favorite movies include versions of the poem. The 2007 version was chosen because of its major differences from the original poem. Beowulf and Grendel with Gerard Butler and Stellan Skarsgård was chosen because, even though major parts such as the dragon scenes were changed or deleted, Beowulf was shown as a kinder, more thoughtful character than in the original poem. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets was listed because of the similarities between Beowulf and Kenneth Branagh's character Gilderoy Lockhart (though Beowulf did really kill all of the monsters he said, unlike Lockhart).