There are lots of ways to find out.
If Anthony Hopkins is in it, but it isn’t a horror movie, it’s a chick flick.
If the story takes place on a farm, it’s probably a chick flick.
If Barbara Streisand is involved in it in ANY way, it’s definitely a chick flick.
And if the trailer says, "For those who loved “Steel Magnolias”, it’s OBVIOUSLY a chick flick.