Utena Tenjou has just arrived at the prestigious Ohtori Academy, and not long after her arrival, she receives "the mark of the rose" and becomes a duelist. She is then thrust into a series of battles with other duelists to win her friend Anthy, who is known the Rose Bride. The winning duelist will not only receive Anthy, but also the revolutionary power that she holds! Utena must now do everything she can to protect Anthy while trying to figure out the secrets behind Ohtori Academy and the Rose Bride before it’s too late.
These two are both movies based on tv-series, where you really need to see the series first in order to understand what's going on.
With that said, they still similar to warrant a recommendation. They are both fantasy/fighting movies with lots of hard-to-understand symbolism, as well as plenty of yuri elements.
If you like one you should check out the other.
Yesterday, Kyon was helping prepare for an SOS Brigade Christmas party. But today, he wakes up to a whole other world. Haruhi and the SOS Brigade are gone, Koizumi's class is missing, Asahina doesn't recognize him, Nagato is still a Literary Club member and even Ryoko Asakura has returned. As the only person who notices that everything has changed, Kyon is left to discover what happened to his friends and figure out if his life truly is better without aliens, time travelers and ESPers.
Without trying to spoil too much, these movies have similar themes and structures. They both feature well established series, but take the most serious elements of each and bring them to the foreground. Both showcase spectacular animation and voice acting as well as interesting new developments for the familiar characters.