A chick flick is a special kind of movie. The type, I would think, exists all over the globe. the term is very American.
Let’s start with defining the two terms. A chick, of course, is a young bird, like a chicken or a hen. it is generally used to refer to domestic fowl. But that is just the original meaning, chick also means – somewhat derogatorily – young woman, girl. It is similar to the Spanish Chica and might be derived from it. A lot of young women have embraced the term, refer to themselves as chicks and find it non-derogatory.
“Sheila is a really cool chick!” therefore is a compliment.
A flick is a movie.
Hence a chic flick is a movie for young women. Mostly they are romantic and have very unrealistic happy endings. Guys generally hate them and only watch them to score brownie points with their girl-friends.
Here are some examples of typical chick flicks: