- A 1986 Polish film adaptation by director Wojciech Jerzy Has, Memoirs of a Sinner
- Bill Douglas left a script adaptation but died before it could be realized.
- Scottish crime writer Ian Rankin, creator of the famous Inspector Rebus novels, has written a script for a film based on James Hogg's Memoirs and Confessions. According to his website, as of December 2010, his team were 'still on the hunt for the right director.' There were no plans for production as of May 2012.
- Digby Rumsey wrote a screenplay and was planning to produce a film as of 2009.
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