Excellent anime for developing fans, shows were chosen for their quality all around or as a standout example of a given genre, for example Cardcaptor Sakura for mahou shoujo, Higurashi for...
Just my personal favorites, not all of them are amazing and this list certainly isn't meant to be a 'greatest anime of all time list.'
It's more a 'if you were locked in a room and could only...
Series under 14-16 episodes.. for an anime-fix when there isn't the time // focus for lengthy shows!
This list does not include stand-alone movies. The anime listed refer to all seasons/movies that go along with them. I attempted to rank them as number one being my top favorite.
Some anime that you might be interested in. :)