Not really the cream of the crop (and certainly not well known) but there’s an anime series called Burnup. (My only real excuse for watching it is that I watched basically everything that had ever been produced, due to insomnia and living near a video rental in Tokyo that was open late.)
Burnup was a paint by numbers cash-in on the general idea of hot girls in powered suits, kicking butt. Not too interesting.
Burnup W upped the fan service a bit, but was more or less the same.
Burnup Excess, however, they cranked the fan service up to parody levels and took the whole industry to task, spoofing Evangelion (featuring a giant, butch drag queen doing a forward flip attack, using the same angles and movements as an Eva), including racist stereotypes of Osaka people, as compared to Tokyoites, etc. They took the “excess” in the name literally and - if you get all the references - it’s quite hilarious. Probably a bit dated now, and not real high brow by any means, but at the time it was fairly decent and at least had a reason to exist that the predecessors lacked.
An other item that I can think of in anime land would be the 2000 Vampire Hunter D film, which is really a good film (genuinely). That compared to the 80s OVA, it’s like night and day. The old one is interesting for its willingness to not skimp on the body horror and gore, but the art is too cheesy for that to work and there’s no real story or anything else to recommend it.
Another similar item might be Battlestar Galactica versus Battlestar Galactica. I haven’t seen the original, but the general consensus is that the original didn’t need to exist. The new one didn’t end terribly well, but it was some great TV for at least a while.