10 Of The Funniest 5 Second Films That Will Get You Laughing

Joel Lee 09-03-2012

Did you know that taking breaks is an essential aspect of maintaining your productivity levels?


According to Tony Schwartz, the key to productivity is taking more breaks. “The more you ’re feeling under the gun, the more important it is that you get a lot done today, the more important it is that you take time for yourself,” he says.

While you shouldn’t use his advice as an excuse to procrastinate, you should definitely take a rest from work when you feel your energy levels dropping. For some, that may entail browsing Facebook and Twitter feeds. For others, maybe browsing funny pictures and videos.

If you’re part of that latter group, this article is for you. If you’re just sitting around, bored with nothing else to do, this article is for you, too.

I’ve compiled a list of ten of the funniest 5 Second Films for you to enjoy. They are quick, they’re clever, and they pack a punch. At 5 seconds per clip, you can watch these, have a laugh, and get back to work in record time!


Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard about and seen a recent trend called “planking.” If you haven’t, then do yourself a favor and learn all about it on Know Your Meme.


Done? Good. Now that you know about this strange phenomenon, you know just how stupid it can be–and now you can enjoy this video as much as I did!

Courteous Driver

We’ve all been there, patiently waiting at the crosswalk for mindless pedestrians to get to the other side. Well, in this clip, the “courteous” driver plays out one of our biggest roadside fantasies.

Father & Son

A particularly hilarious twist on an unsurprisingly common issue: falling out with our parents. After your laughs have been had, be sure to phone your folks and let them know you still care.


Person A: “Hey, did you get a haircut?”


Person B: “No, I got them all cut!”

Ever hear this joke before? It’s one of those jokes that you first hear in grade school, and every subsequent time only makes you want to destroy the not-so-clever joker–just like in this clip.

Absence of the Towels

Warning: NSFW imagery and language.

The whole sideways-walking, tucked-in movement evoked a chuckle out of me. How ridiculous.


Never Switch a Switcher

I love the top comment on this video: “Did I just watch Inception?”

Meaning, of course, that this clip will blow your mind. Perhaps not to the same degree as a movie like Inception would, but it will blow your mind nonetheless.

The ending was completely unexpected for me, which is why I love it that much more.

Late For Work

Warning: NSFW language.


A perfect way to describe “one of those days.” That is all.

Sexism Saves

Some people–even some of MUO’s very own writers–would argue that there are topics that shouldn’t be joked about. These topics can be very sensitive for some, and we’d never want to offend any of our readers. Sexism might be one of those topics.

We don’t condone sexism, but we do like to laugh. Take this particular clip with a grain of salt.

Digging to China

I love the cute kid. I love the surprise ending even more. The mixture of innocence and culpability in this clip is just bizarre and strangely humorous.

Just Because

A funny way to approach a (presumably) common problem for relationships. Laugh-out-loud hilarious, in my opinion.

Do you frequent 5 Second Films? If so, share with us some of your favorite clips. If not, they’ve got hundreds of clips in their archive, so why not check them out? There’s bound to be one that will make you explode into a shower of laughter.

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  1. Grand Piano
    April 25, 2012 at 1:13 pm

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  2. bgates
    April 3, 2012 at 3:09 am

    Thanks for recognizing that sexism is a very serious subject that shouldn't be joked about, ever, because it's so sensitive.

    Also, thanks for that *hilarious* video about the man who didn't know when his anniversary was! Isn't that just like a man!? Hahahahahahaha men suck.

    • Joel Lee
      April 3, 2012 at 3:18 am

      You're welcome.

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  4. Roy
    March 15, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    for the love of love

    CEASE uploading to youtube

    youtube decimates quality

    Blip is free in the actual sense, and allows user transcodes

    quality quality very much UNLIKE youtube

    • Joel Lee
      April 3, 2012 at 3:19 am

      These aren't my videos. If you'd like to continue your crusade in a place where it matters, you should contact the owners of 5 Minute Films.

  5. David Beadle
    March 15, 2012 at 6:32 am

    My favorite is Santa Claus "Naughty" 

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  6. Trash
    March 15, 2012 at 12:52 am

    Typically unfunny American rubbish. Jackass humour.

  7. dragon
    March 14, 2012 at 5:38 am

    I laughed aloud at all but one of them.  I kinda wonder which one i didnt laugh at but i wont know till i watch them again with someone else. great work

    • Joel Lee
      March 14, 2012 at 1:29 pm

      Glad you enjoyed. Thanks!

      • tom
        March 15, 2012 at 11:19 pm

        my fav Is the "LATE TO WORK" - great idea, roflmao!!! tks 4 sharing!

  8. rich g
    March 13, 2012 at 10:22 am

    why are the 5 second films 8 or 9 seconds long ?

    • Joel Lee
      March 13, 2012 at 2:36 pm

      Because of the intro and outro sequences. The actual films are 5 seconds long.

  9. KaleoK
    March 13, 2012 at 10:16 am

    You have no idea what funny means. Watched the first five or so and every one of them is dumb.

    • Joel Lee
      March 13, 2012 at 2:37 pm

      I wasn't aware that you were the arbiter for determining whether or not something is funny. Please forgive me.

      • KaleoK
        March 13, 2012 at 6:52 pm

        Ah, the irony!

        PS As you are obviously too dense to know what that means ...

        ... but not only do you think you are the arbiter, you apparently know what's funniest.

        • Joel Lee
          March 13, 2012 at 7:06 pm

          Technically, the title only indicates that these videos are the funniest of all the 5 Second Films, which is pretty true as I got them from their top rated list. :) 

        • tom
          March 15, 2012 at 11:14 pm

          hahaha!!! they are actually sooo dumb that they are funny!!!

    • Mikelbbg
      March 14, 2012 at 8:58 pm

       Of course they're dumb.  They are supposed to be dumb!

  10. Artgum44
    March 13, 2012 at 8:51 am

    These didn't really appeal to me. I guess I haven't whittled my attentiion span down enough! ;-)

    • Joel Lee
      March 13, 2012 at 2:35 pm

      I would give anything to regain my attention span. You're lucky!

  11. Zzz
    March 10, 2012 at 12:39 pm


  12. Cicas
    March 10, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    Late for work is the best!! :D:D

  13. Hafis
    March 10, 2012 at 7:01 am

    lol its really funny...

    nw I'm a fan of 5 Second Films.. :)

  14. Dave Parrack
    March 10, 2012 at 3:39 am

    And now I'm addicted to the site. Love this one -

    • Andres Pereyda
      March 13, 2012 at 7:20 am

      i clicked on ur link & now i'm addicted 2 it as well, and i'm a film major

      • Dave Parrack
        March 13, 2012 at 5:54 pm

        They're obviously hit and miss but being only 5-seconds long the misses don't really matter!

  15. Paul Harris
    March 10, 2012 at 12:46 am

    Utterly stupid.

    • Joel Lee
      March 10, 2012 at 4:46 am

      Not everything can appeal to everyone. You have your opinion and that's fine. We'll agree to disagree! :)

      • Bvnvh
        March 14, 2012 at 12:14 am

         You can agree to (noooooooo, Punch to the face). . . .. . .

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  16. Dave Parrack
    March 10, 2012 at 12:41 am

    How have I never heard of 5 Second Films before? These were great. I actually laughed out loud at Father and Son and Absence of the Towels!

    • Joel Lee
      March 10, 2012 at 4:46 am

      I'm glad you liked them, Dave. Father and Son got me laughing pretty hard, too. Ha!

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