If you have a newer version of Windows, there should be "Video Editor" on there. It has some base effects. It's not the best thing in the world but I've made some OK looking videos and transition effects with it.
Openshot, shotcut, capcut, kdenlive, Resolve free, Media Composer | First, parts of Blender
VideoPad, Filmora, Kinemaster, capcut
Of note, Capcut is a product of Tiktok.
If I was starting from nothing and wanted to be able to grow, but not to "professional" levels, kdenlive. If I was wanting to grow to "professional" levels, Media Composer or Resolve. If I just wanted to stay at hobby levels, any of the ones in the easy category would be fine for a long time.