Recommendations are tough for all the reasons the posters above have said. What I'd do now is type in a film name into Flickr's search and it'll come back with results from them.

I'd stay away from reversal film to begin with as its a bit tougher to learn than colour negative films. Black and white, if that's your bag, all you need to do is ask if you the same, flickr will give you hundreds of results.

I'd guess you're not heading into processing the films yourself yet but when you do you can use the Flickr search with the developer type to get an idea of what the film and developer will look like together.

If you're not sure what's out there, look on Kodak's site, Fuji, Ilford, Foma, Adox, and so on.