Abstract For possible application to microwave filters, we examined high-quality superconducting films of NdBa 2Cu 3O 7 (NBCO), whose T c is higher than that for YBa 2Cu 3O 7 (YBCO). We fabricated bandpass filters on NBCO films and characterized them with measurements of the scattering parameters and third-order intermodulation. The results indicate that utilizing MBE-grown films of NBCO is effective in obtaining filters with high-power-handling capability. The filters made from NBCO films yielded higher values for the third-order intercept, IP3, than filters made from YBCO films, which has been widely used for microwave applications of high-temperature superconductivity so far. For the filters of NBCO, we also investigated the effects of oxygen annealing and passband width on the power-handling capability.