I think that's a misguided project
for somebody who doesn't know alot about movies. It would make more sense to pick classic movies you think you'd like (either because nearly everybody likes them or because they sound particularly interesting to you) and watch all the special features, learn why those movies are considered great/important, and branch out from there.
The next movie up is Birth of a Nation. I actually did think that movie was interesting before I knew much about movies, but in general people who watch it with little context and without a special interest in the subject matter are frequently just bored or disgusted or both.