With Alien and Blade Runner, Ridley Scott cemented his place as one of the best science fiction filmmakers of all time. And he’ll be the first to tell you so.

When asked by WIRED to give his top sci-fi movies of all time, the director named those two films in the third and fourth slots, adding, “I’m not going to be modest about that.”

So what are his top two? 2001: A Space Odyssey and Star Wars: Episode IV—A New Hope. (Obviously.) See what Scott has to say about all of his favorite sci-fi flicks in the video above.

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