Ooops my bad, this is the correct suggestion: First watch FMA >>> watch FMA movie to get some answers/explanations from FMA >>> Watch FMAB (also known as FMAS = FMA Shintetsu) >>> watch the newest (or rather latest) movie. Enjoy!
It's a suggestion in order to understand the connection and importance of some side/minor characters from the FMA series. FMA follows its own path after episode 25. FMAB follows the manga, what you could call "the original story".
Then 1st watch FMA (you can watch the whole 50 episodes or watch till episode 25). Anyway, after watching FMa first, watch shortly after FMA Brotherhood. Some events were not shown in FMAB because they already appear in FMA.
Watched both series completely and the Ova's, except for the movies T~T.
I hear the FMA movies answers a lot about the opening they left in the ending of the 1st series.
I also heard FMA Brotherhood the new movie is awesome too! :'D
FMA Brotherhood was really great, they did a great job on the anime, it truly follows the story exactly as the manga (if you ignore the begining of course xD). FMA had also a great story, kinda weird, but still good enough to watch too!
We've been working together for about 6 years now. his Girlfriend saw it and pointed. He said OMG ANGELIA! Ed was shoved in wrapping paper tight, and it was just a matter if time before he was in my (evil) grasp!