At the beer minimum you need
*Akismet - to help stop comment spamming on your site
* "All In One SEO Pack" or "Yoast SEO" - use for setting up your site for good Search engine ranking SEO. I personally use Yoast SEO.
* Wordfence Security - sets up your site security issues. Schedules XML sitemaps for the search engine. allows you to see who has come to your site plus what robots like google bot, msn and bing. You also can see where your traffic is coming from anywhere in the world. You can also block any IP. And lots more.
*WP Edit - Turns Wordpress editor is to a supper editor like microsoft words.
* WP Super Cache - speeds up the download time it take to have your site displayed on someone's monitor.
All other plugins you can remove. even the default ones that come installed with wordpress.
After that, only install the plug-ins as needed. you don't know that until you start designing your site. Note - just because marcus says this is a good plug-in, if you don't need it on your site, why install it?