The synthesis of superconducting Tl-Ba-Ca-Cu-O thin films on metal foils (Au and Ag) by metal-organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) has been investigated. Ba-Ca-Cu-O-(F) films are first prepared via MOCVD using fluorinated “second generation” metal-organic precursors. After an intermediate anneal with water vapor-saturated oxygen to promote removal of F, Tl is introduced by annealing in the presence of a mixture of oxides (Tl2O3, BaO, CaO, CuO) of a specific composition. Characterization of the thin films by scanning electron microscopy, EDX, x-ray diffraction, and variable temperature magnetization measurements has been carried out. High temperature superconductor (HTS) films of Tl2Ba2Ca1Cu2O8−x on Au foil exhibit a magnetically derived Tc = 80K and a high degree of texturing with the crystallite c-axes oriented perpendicular to the substrate surface as evidenced by enhanced (000 x-ray diffraction reflections. Thin film coverage on Ag foil becomes non-contiguous during the (Tl2O3, BaO, CaO, CuO) mixture anneal.