To this date, there have been a total of three films that I really enjoyed, but somehow made me sick during the experience. A major symptom of my film-sickness is dizziness, which leads to nausea and the urge to vomit. When this happens, I try to alleviate the discomfort by breathing deeply. But that rarely works.
Here’s the films that unintentionally offended me:
- Cloverfield 
The experience was horrible. I found myself nearly on the verge of vomiting just 30 minutes into the movie. I had to walk out to re-orient myself and grab some air before walking in again and repeating the process again. I stomached the whole movie through and through but losing the dizziness after the movie took about 2 hours.
- District 9 
Towards the end of this movie, I ended up moving about 10 seats behind away from my friends.
- Paranormal Activity 
Now this movie didn’t offend my senses completely. I only felt sick whenever the main character ran around the house looking for his girlfriend in the middle of the night. And as I type this without the lights on, I am completely letting my imaginations run in the horror playground and scare myself.
The one string tying these movies together is the intentionally crappy camera-work. These movies rely on shaky, amateurish camera-work to achieve the effect of realism and authenticity. I’ve come to accept the fact that movies with excessive shaky-cam are not for me. The game Mirror’s Edge also has the same effect on me and guess what, I enjoy that game too.
Although I walked out of these movies ranging from slightly dizzy to vomit-ready, my sentiment remains that I enjoyed these movies, and that any shortcomings that I have as a human being shouldn’t get in the way of how I rate the movie.
But this doesn’t count: Pursuit of Happyness 
My friend and I arrived 10 minutes into the movie on it’s opening night and we were relegated to the worst seats in the house; front right corner seats, 10 feet from the screen. There we were watching a large Will Smith cry in a bathroom. The awkward viewing angle increased for my nausea and I walked out midway the movie.
Come to think of it, I’m the only one I know with this problem. I’m just not built to handle these kinds of movies. In fact I was the only one from all these experiences in my group to experience motion-sickness. Guess it’s time to hit up the Goog and search for some cures, if any.